SEATTLE — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.
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Railroad records show more than a dozen volatile oil train shipments traverse Montana weekly en route to out-of-state refineries.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Dozens of mile-long trains loaded with crude are leaving western North Dakota each week, with most shipments going through the state's most populous county while en route to refineries across the country.
A Kentucky-based firm is developing plans to open a new coal mine northwest of Sheridan in 2016.
John Woodbury, manager of Dakota Quality Grain at Ross, said the expansion of BNSF Railway should relieve some of the congestion and continue to improve service to his and other rail-dependent operations in this small town.
ROSS, N.D. — The small incorporated hamlet of Ross is squeezed by one of North Dakota’s busiest highways on one side and railroad line on the other.
WASHINGTON — Grain producers, manufacturers and coal shippers told federal regulators Thursday that rail service has deteriorated drastically in the nation’s midsection in recent months, leaving crops in piles on the ground and fuel stocks low at electric power plants as resources go undelivered.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says farm commodity rail shipments are running nearly three weeks behind in North Dakota but BNSF Railway has promised to get caught up in June.
MISSOULA — The recent winter storm continues to affect travel in Western Montana.
OLNEY — A BNSF Railway train derailment in western Montana sent 45 empty coal cars off the tracks and closed a portion of U.S. Highway 93 near the town of Olney.
Matt Jones, regional director of public affairs for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, will talk about operation expansion and economic development at the League of Women Voters meeting at noon on March 6 at the Elks Club, 934 Lewis.
A westbound train destined for Portland, Ore., came off the tracks near the town of Saco.
BNSF plans to invest $5 billion in its railroad this year, including $900 million to expand capacity in the Northern Plains where crude oil shipments are surging.
'Crude oil is being given priority over people': Rail travelers urge action by Transportation secretary
CHICAGO — A group that advocates for train and rail transit passengers says a massive increase in rail shipments of crude oil from the northern Plains is partly to blame for disruptions to an Amtrak route linking Chicago and the West Coast.
CASSELTON, N.D. — Authorities urged residents to evacuate a small North Dakota community Monday night after a mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed outside of town, shaking residents with a series of explosions that sent flames and black smoke skyward.
A Burlington Norther Santa Fe train begins its ascent into Glacier National Park as it travels toward the Pacific Coast near Chester in November.
A BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil west of Wolf Point in November.
SEATTLE — The federal Surface Transportation Board has decided that BNSF Railway can require coal shippers to use certain methods to reduce the amount of coal dust lost from rail cars leaving coal mines in Wyoming and Montana.